Weekly Refresh: Zero Hash Raised $5M, M1 Finance Tops $2B in Assets, and More

September 14, 2020
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Peak6 to hire 160 engineers at its first major overseas office. The Chicago-based company will be hiring in Belfast, Northern Ireland, at its new office. The fintech and investment company is also hiring in Chicago. [Built In Chicago]

Seed CX rebranded to Zero Hash. The cryptocurrency startup was founded in 2017. It also raised a $5 million Series C. [ChicagoInno]

PourMyBeer lands Coca-Cola investment. The Chicago startup offers self-pouring technology for beverages like beer, kombucha and coffee. Coca-Cola European Partners’ CCEP investment arm just acquired a 25 percent stake in Innovative Tap Solutions, the company behind PourMyBeer. [Built In Chicago]

MacArthur Foundation to invest $1.6M. The grants will go toward organizations working on equitable COVID-19 tech. Five different organizations are receiving funding. [Government Technology]

M1 Finance doubled assets in six months. The company created an automated money management platform for investing. It just announced that it surpassed $2 billion in assets. [Globe Newswire]

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